FAQ
Log In
Thursday 30th October 2014
News
 › 
 › 

Scientists make virus discovery

23rd September 2011

Scientists from universities in Edinburgh and Cambridge have gained new knowledge into how viruses such as flu and HIV jump between species.

Researchers had wanted to understand how viruses such as bird flu infect distant species like humans and found that they were better able to infect species closely related to their typical target species than species that were distantly related. Their research could now help predict the appearance of new diseases. The study was funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council, the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society.

 

Share this page

Comments

There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!


Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2014